In addition to the numerous free creative writing workshops we provide to unheard New Yorkers through social service agencies, NY Writers Coalition also offers a limited number of workshops open to the general public. Funds raised through these workshops support the rest of our programming.
Tuesday Evening Workshops with Margaret Lubalin in Gramercy
- WHEN: Tuesdays @ 7:15-9:30 p.m., beginning October 15 thru December 10
- WHERE: In the home NYWC Workshop Leader Mararet Lubalin
- COST: $320 for 8 sessions
To register, call (212) 689-5525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
Margaret Lubalin has been a copywriter and advertising Creative Director for over 20 years. She is also a poet, book artist and general life observer. Margaret has taught writing and book-making classes at the Society of Scribes, The Ink Pad and in the Reading Program at P.S. 96. She has led a NYWC writing workshop at Inwood House, a residence for pregnant teens. She also leads a NYWC writing workshop in the Gramercy Park Area. Margaret studied creative writing at The New School, in a variety of writers groups and at the New York Writers Coalition. She has authored and self-published two books of poetry, “Openings” and “Harvest” and has had several of her poems published by Plum Biscuit,the NYWC online literary magazine. She also has the rare distinction of inventing the “poem mobile.
80 Arts Drop-In Workshop in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
- WHEN: Wednesdays @ 12:30-2:30 p.m.
- WHERE: 80 Hanson Place, 4th floor Conference Room
- COST: Suggested donation $10/workshop
An ongoing community workshop, offered in the James E. Davis 80 Arts Building, home to NYWC headquarters. This workshop is led by NYWC-trained facilitators. No advance sign-up is necessary*, and all levels of experience are welcome.
DIRECTIONS: The 80 Arts Building is easily accessible by most major train lines. Nearby trains include 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street, C to Lafayette Avenue, and G to Fulton Street. This workshop location is minutes from lower Manhattan. Click here for more info and directions.
NYWC Drop-in Workshops in Brooklyn Public Library – Central Branch
An ongoing community workshop, offered in BPL Central’s new Information Commons space. This workshop is led by NYWC-trained facilitators. No advance sign-up is necessary*, and all levels of experience are welcome.
DIRECTIONS: Nearby trains include 2 / 3 to the Eastern Parkway Station or Grand Army Plaza Station or Q / B to the 7th Avenue Station Click here for directions.
About NYWC Workshops
Join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience welcome. No prior writing experience is necessary. The workshop method is designed to reduce competition amongst writers and allows writers of all backgrounds, ages, experience levels and genres to work together to grow as writers. Workshop size is limited to ensure that each member receives enough time and attention.
Workshop participants write during the workshop and receive positive, supportive feedback. We do not critique brand new writing, because the writer has not yet had a chance to read or revise it. In addition, it is assumed that all writing done in the workshop is fictional. Workshop leaders also write as part of the group, providing a model for taking risks and showing vulnerability in a group setting. These guidelines ensure that participants feel safe to write and read aloud even the riskiest material.
Writers are given the freedom to find and strengthen their individual and unique voices as well as to experiment with form, style and new genres. In addition, the workshop provides a structure for writers to produce new work on a regular basis.
*Attendance is capped at 15 participants.